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January 20, 2014 at 1:46 PM

Pac-12 Player of the Week: Delon Wright

Utah junior guard Delon Wright picked up the Pac-12 player of the week award on Jan. 20, 2014.  (Rick Egan/The Salt Lake Tribune)

Utah junior guard Delon Wright picked up the Pac-12 player of the week award on Jan. 20, 2014. (Rick Egan/The Salt Lake Tribune)

Statistically, Delon Wright had a better two-game stretch two weeks ago when he torched Washington for 27 points and 11 rebounds and dropped 14 and 7 on Washington State. However, Utah lost both games.

On Monday, the 6-5 junior guard won the Pac-12 player of the week award after averaging 17 points, 7.0 rebounds, 5.5 assists, 4.5 steals and 2.0 blocks in a pair of wins last week over then-No. 25 UCLA and USC.

Wright capped the week Saturday with 12 points, eight rebounds and six assists while leading Utah to a 74-69 upset over the Bruins at the Huntsmen Center. It was Utah’s first win over UCLA since 1983.

During an 84-66 rout over the Trojans, Wright led the way with 22 points, including going 10-of-11 at the free-throw line, along with six rebounds, six steals, five assists and two blocks.

Wright, who leads the Pac-12 in field-goal percentage at 63.5 percent, ranks among the top 15 in the conference in steals (2nd), assists (5th), blocks (6th), scoring (10th) and rebounding (13th).

Other players nominated: Arizona’s Nick Johnson, California’s Richard Solomon, Oregon State’s Eric Moreland, Stanford’s Chasson Randle and UCLA’s Kyle Anderson.

2013-14 Pac-12 Players of the Week

Nov. 11 — Tyrone Wallace, So., California
Nov. 18 — Roberto Nelson, Sr., Oregon State
Nov. 25 — Jahii Carson, So., Arizona State
Dec. 2 —- Nick Johnson, Jr., Arizona
Dec. 9 —- Askia Booker, Jr., Colorado
Dec. 16 — Jordan Loveridge, So., Utah
Dec. 23 — Chasson Randle, Jr., Stanford
Dec. 30 — Roberto Nelson, Sr., Oregon State
Jan. 6 —- Askia Booker, Jr., Colorado
Jan. 13 — Justin Cobbs, Sr., California

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